This Creamy Pea Salad makes for a fantastic side dish for summer meals and BBQ’s. It’s not your basic pasta or potato salad that can sometimes get boring. Even the non-pea loving fans will love it!
Creamy Pea Salad
During the summer months, we eat lots of different summer salads. We use our grill about 5 times per week. We like to enjoy the summer with bbq’s and great picnic foods. By summers end, we are usually tired of our basic pasta and potato salads. Last summer, I made this fabulous Creamy Pea Salad. It was an immediate hit at our family grill out.
My kiddos were asking for me to make this one again this summer. They love our Loaded Potato Salad but wanted something a bit different. Now… these kiddos are not huge pea fans but they really like this salad. Since it is loaded with bacon, cheese, red onion, and a little bit of creamy dressing, the flavors just compliment each other so well.
You will need 2 packages of frozen peas. You will want to let them thaw. You can fry up some bacon or buy some fully cooked bacon to speed up the process. I used a red onion you could use white or none if your family despises onions, lol. I used a sharp cheddar cheese in ours because it is our favorite cheese. You could use a mild or any other type cheese that you think you would like.
INGREDIENTS NEEDED TO MAKE CREAMY PEA SALAD
4 cup Frozen Peas, thawed
10 slices cooked Bacon
1/2 Red Onion
8 oz Cheddar Cheese
1 tbsp Mayonnaise
1/3 cup Sour Cream
1 tbsp Vinegar
1/4 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Pepper
1/4 tsp Sugar
HOW TO MAKE CREAMY PEA SALAD
Place peas in large bowl.
Cut bacon into bite size pieces. Add to bowl.
Dice red onion. Add to bowl.
Cut cheese into 1/4″ cubes and add to bowl.
In a small bowl combine remaining ingredients and whisk to combine.
Add dressing to bowl and mix to coat.
Do you have a favorite summer salad?
Creamy Pea Salad
- 4 cup Frozen Peas thawed
- 10 slices cooked Bacon
- 1/2 Red Onion
- 8 oz Cheddar Cheese
- 1 tbsp Mayonnaise
- 1/3 cup Sour Cream
- 1 tbsp Vinegar
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 1/4 tsp Pepper
- 1/4 tsp Sugar
- Place peas in large bowl.
- Cut bacon into bite size pieces. Add to bowl.
- Dice red onion. Add to bowl.
- Cut cheese into 1/4" cubes and add to bowl.
- In a small bowl combine remaining ingredients and whisk to combine.
- Add dressing to bowl and mix to coat.